AIDS-FREE World, an international advocacy group, released a letter to the UN Member States today contrasting the UN Secretary General’s sanitized report about sexual violations by UN peacekeeping personnel with the true findings of the Expert Team’s Report, commissioned by the SG. The letter identifies for the Member States’ ambassadors the manner in which Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon reported on this sensitive topic in a way that implied that the UN was making progress.

The AIDS-Free world letter reads:
“…[F]ew if any governments are aware that independent experts, commissioned by the Secretary-General, made pointed criticisms about the way sexual violations in UN peacekeeping missions are handled.  We are releasing the report today because we believe it contains valuable material that differs profoundly from the Secretary-General’s own annual report on progress.”

Read the Full Letter Here.